And just like that, a new spot is poised to take over the space at 905 Lorimer Street, right across the street from McCarren Park.

Cool World, a bar and restaurant, will open today, July 27, Greenpointers confirmed with restaurant staff. Details are limited, thanks to the team’s almost non-existent social media presence, but a still-active job listing presents some clues.

“The food will take inspiration from the brasseries that defined New York in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, merging that straightforward sensibility and service with the excellent produce and vast range of culinary influences at our fingertips here in New York”

The listing includes a “zero tolerance policy on assholes,” which hopefully bodes well for service!

Cool World already has an impressive pedigree. Eater interviewed Chef Quang Nguyen, whose resume includes Wildair, Cosme, and Má Pêche, though this is his first as executive chef. Cool World will be run by the management team behind Grand Army, Celestine, and Pebble Bar and design company Green River Project. 

Only time will tell if Cool World will be able to make inroads in the neighborhood and stay afloat longer than former tenant Xilonen. As a big fan of Sauvage, which operated the space before Xilonen, I was personally devastated when it shut down due to the pandemic, so I’m curious to see what comes next. I’m excited about what buzzy hotspots Wenwen, Eavesdrop, and Bonnie’s have brought to our neighborhood, but I would love to see the arrival of a casual place to eat where a reservation isn’t impossible to come by. Will that be Cool World?


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